(Val`i*da"tion) n. [Cf. F. validation.] The act of giving validity. [R.] Knowles.
(Va*lid"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. validité, L. validitas strength.]
1. The quality or state of being valid; strength; force; especially, power to convince; justness; soundness; as,
the validity of an argument or proof; the validity of an objection.
2. (Law) Legal strength, force, or authority; that quality of a thing which renders it supportable in law, or
equity; as, the validity of a will; the validity of a contract, claim, or title.
3. Value. [Obs.] "Rich validity." Shak.
(Val"id*ly) adv. In a valid manner; so as to be valid.
(Val"id*ness), n. The quality or state of being valid.
(Val"inch) n. [Cf. F. avaler to let down, drink up. Cf. Avalanche.] A tube for drawing liquors
from a cask by the bunghole. [Written also velinche.]
(Va*lise") n. [F. valise; cf. It. valigia, Sp. balija, LL. valisia, valesia; of uncertain origin, perhaps
through (assumed) LL. vidulitia, from L. vidulus a leathern trunk; a knapsack.] A small sack or case,
usually of leather, but sometimes of other material, for containing the clothes, toilet articles, etc., of a
traveler; a traveling bag; a portmanteau.
(Val*kyr"i*a) n. [Icel. valkyrja (akin to AS. wælcyrie); valr the slain + kjosa to choose. See
Valhalla, and Choose.] (Scand. Myth.) One of the maidens of Odin, represented as awful and beautiful,
who presided over battle and marked out those who were to be slain, and who also ministered at the
feasts of heroes in Valhalla. [Written also Valkyr, and Walkyr.]
(Val*kyr"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to the Valkyrias; hence, relating to battle. "Ourself have often
tried Valkyrian hymns." Tennyson.
(Val*lan"cy) n. [From Valance.] A large wig that shades the face. [Obs.]
Vallar crown (Rom. Antiq.), a circular gold crown with palisades, bestowed upon the soldier who first
surmounted the rampart and broke into the enemy's camp.
(Val"lar) a. [L. vallaris.] Of or pertaining to a rampart.
(Val"lar), n. A vallar crown.
(Val"la*ry) a. Same as Vallar.
(Val*la"tion) n. [L. vallatio, fr. vallare to surround with a rampart, fr. vallum rampart. See
Wall, n.] A rampart or intrenchment.
(Val"la*to*ry) a. Of or pertaining to a vallation; used for a vallation; as, vallatory reads. [Obs.]
Sir T. Browne.
(||Val*lec"u*la) n.; pl. Valleculæ [NL., dim. fr. L. vallis, valles, a valley.]
1. (Anat.) A groove; a fossa; as, the vallecula, or fossa, which separates the hemispheres of the cerebellum.
2. (Bot.) One of the grooves, or hollows, between the ribs of the fruit of umbelliferous plants.
(Val`let's pills") [From Dr. Vallet of Paris.] (Med.) Pills containing sulphate of iron and
carbonate of sodium, mixed with saccharine matter; called also Vallet's mass.